6 weeks ago i started from Austria and drove through Crotia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Kasachstan. Propably I should appologize first. There was not a single entry since I started and there is a good reason for that. The videos took a lot of my time and I concentrated on them as well as trying to upload the pictures to facebook. Feeding all your online plattforms becomes a challenge and I almost gave up on blogging via the website.
What happend to my route?
I had to change my route a little since I couldn’t get into Iran. It was somehow my own fault since one of my documents was not correct. The alternative and original Plan A route was through Georgia and Azerbaijan. This is where I am right now and I don’t regret.
How am I doing?
Great! I didn’t get sick so far or had insuries. My motivation is high and if it should dip a little I just tell myself where I am right now….Kasachstan just 300km away from China.
How is the motorcycle doing?
Pretty good too. My clutch cable broke in turkey but I had a spare and it is easy to replace. A flat tire north of Aqtau luckily in a village with a mechanic. I was back on the road after one hour. Rear tire is gone after 12500km and was replaced in Almaty. Sprocket and drive chain is a bit of a concern right now since it is really worn down since the chain was fitted to tightly.
Did you crash?
Almost in Azerbaijan. A horse reacted crazily to my flipped up helmet while I was driving by. Lost traction on the front wheel but was lucky to get it back on track. I dropped the motorcycle twice at 0 km/h. Not even a scratch.
What is next?
I will head to Pamir Highway in Tadjikistan and go through Kirgistan.
Where are your Videos?
Here on youtube
Where are some pictures?
Here on facebook